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April 22, 2021
Emergency News Papua New Guinea

Forty-nine New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

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Papua New Guinea has reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the country’s total number to 1,741.

The cases were reported in five provinces.

  • Jiwaka Province: reported 8 new cases which three are males and five females between the ages of 20 to 60 years. Five of those cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
  • Morobe Province: reported two new cases, of which one is a male and the other is a female, ages 52 years to 58. Both cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
  • NCD: reported 30 new cases. of which 17 are males and 12 females between the ages of ten years to 70. Nineteen cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 11 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
  • Western Highlands reported eight new cases of which six are males and two are females between the ages of 38 years to 53. All eight cases did not show symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing but swab samples returned positive.
  • West New Britain reported a single case. A 25-year-old female from the Talasea district was showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stand at 1,741 with 21 known deaths. Eighteen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

The distribution of the cases is as follows:

ProvincesConfirmed Cases
National Capital District761
Western Province324
West New Britain197
West Sepik159
Morobe53
Madang43
AROB39
East New Britain38
Western Highlands27
Eastern Highlands24
New Ireland23
Central20
East Sepik15
Jiwaka8
Enga4
Southern Highlands Province3
Milne Bay2
Enga1

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